Tanabata Odori Dance (七夕踊)

A traditional event with over 300 years of history

Nakasatsuma Area Local Performing Art and Traditional Event

It is said that people from this area must play the drums at least once in his or her life. This dance is so cherished that locals who now live elsewhere will come back to participate in this event.

This dance event has carried on for more than 300 years under strict rules, and is designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Besides the drum and dance performance, there are processions of people in traditional costumes.

The event is dedicated to local gods and ancestors as a prayer for good harvest.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県いちき串木野市大里地域
Telephone Number 0996-21-5128(いちき串木野市社会教育課)
Business Days/ Hours Event Days
Early Aug

Event Days
[Notes] the Sunday between 5 and 11 Aug
Venue Several locations in Osato, Ichikikushikino City
Directions 60 minutes drive from Kagoshima City
Website Visit Japanese Website
  • 駐車場
  • トイレ
  • クレジットカード
  • WIFI
  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所


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